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    Not to distract from Gatti, but I'm curious--what was considered underhanded about the weight gain? He made weight at the weigh-ins and then rehydrated, right? I don't really follow boxing, but I always thought boxers cut weight just like wrestlers or MMA fighters.
    Not so?
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    There was an extended period between the weigh in and the fight. He is alleged to have gained 19 pounds (going up a weight class) before the fight, thus not meeting the (I think) 141 class limit.
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    I hadn't seen Gatti fight before but this made me go watch some clips of his fights and wow that guy could take a beating and keep going. Hurt just looking at it, badass indeed!

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    Nice pick and great writing JKD..
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    Interesting write-up, but I have to say it really doesn't deliver on the comedy...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDChick View Post
    There was an extended period between the weigh in and the fight. He is alleged to have gained 19 pounds (going up a weight class) before the fight, thus not meeting the (I think) 141 class limit.
    From an MMA perspective I'm still failing to see the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa View Post
    From an MMA perspective I'm still failing to see the problem.
    Boxing is not MMA. Take a look at the weight classes and notice how few Pounds (lbs) distinguish between them. To gain almost a Stone and Half is pretty much exceptional for that Contracted weight division and so gave Arturo a terrific advantage particularly as he was a noted Puncher - and the proved it in the fight. Hence the scrutiny and suspicion of foul play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Boxing is not MMA. Take a look at the weight classes and notice how few Pounds (lbs) distinguish between them. To gain almost a Stone and Half is pretty much exceptional for that Contracted weight division and so gave Arturo a terrific advantage particularly as he was a noted Puncher - and the proved it in the fight. Hence the scrutiny and suspicion of foul play.

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    My understanding though is that they're all cutting in boxing too. Like it or not cutting is a skill and some guys do it better than others. Guys are contracted to make a certain weight and if they don't there are then penalties. Their weight obligation is contractually at the scale.

    These two guys aren't the same weight come fight night either:
    http://www.yorkblog.com/mma/kenny-florian1.jpg
    http://mmaaddicts.com/dann/ufn17/gleison-tibau.jpg

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    Nicely Done

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    well written.

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